Community Calendar: Jan. 13-27

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Greater Portland


Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program: in January, $1 from each blue bag purchased at the Scarborough Hannaford, 31 Hannaford Dr., benefits Scarborough Public Library,


Wednesday 1/13

An Evening of Storytelling, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, 7-8 p.m., open mic; 8-9 p.m., storyteller Deborah Freedman.  Suggested donation $5,

Thursday 1/14

Lea Wait, author of “Twisted Threads,” 5:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Tuesday 1/19

Duane Robert Pierson, author of Portland-based historical novel, “Annie and the Prince of Wales,” Noontime Lecture Series, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland, 773-8396,

Saturday 1/23

Vivian Franck, author of “Forever Becoming,” 2 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Chronicles former nun’s personal and spiritual journey,  767-7660,

Bulletin Board

Saturday 1/16

Planet Dog Adoption Day, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Portland Planet Dog Store, 211 Marginal Way. FMI,, 985-3244 or Planet Dog, 347-8606.

Tuesday 1/19

Business After Hours, hosted by The DownEast Pride Alliance, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Bar of Chocolate, 38 Wharf St., Portland. Free with cash bar, light refreshments,

Wednesday 1/20

“Experience Waynflete: Focus on Science,” for prospective students in grades 6–11 and their parents, 6-8 p.m., 360 Spring St., Portland. To register, call 774-7863, ext. 1224 or email Snow date Monday, Jan. 25.

Saturday 1/23

Cumberland Wood Bankquet, 6 p.m., Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St., dinner with potluck dessert, program and entertainment by local comedian Karen Morgan. RSVP at or call 747-2868.

Sunday 1/24

Discovery Day 2016, 1-3 p.m., Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, with family fun, storytelling, yoga, art and science activities for ages 4-9. Refreshments and prizes, along with information about about PJ Library and Levey Day School. Free.


Tea and Talk, 9:30-11 a.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Rd., second Thursday of the month for residents, 829-2208 or

Call for Volunteers

Thursday 1/21

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Latter Day Saints Church, 247 Walnut Hill Road (Rt. 115), N. Yarmouth. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment or drop in.


Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties. Volunteers receive formal training. Contact Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week. 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192, ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children for a few hours each month, 773-5437,

The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits. 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.

Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat-building festival and youth boat-building classes. 774-0682,

Freeport Community Services needs substitutes in the food pantry and the thrift shop. 865-3985, ext. 206,

Freeport Historical Society needs helpers for cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington House, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person. 865-3170,

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy-raisers in the Bath, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Portland and Yarmouth areas. Keep puppy from age 8 weeks to 16 months, free training, support. Kathleen Hayward,,

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers to help in the shelter three to four hours in the morning, one or two days a week. Also seeking cleaning supplies and canned cat food. 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116.

ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers to help seniors and visually impaired adults enjoy independence and quality of life. Commit to one or more hours per month. 854-0505.

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Jennie at 878-3285.

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers. Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286,

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S. 871-7437.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments. 373-3700, option 3.

TogetherGreen needs volunteers for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on executive committee, request information packet at 781-6099, 800-287-1471,

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award provided. Apply online at; Meredith Eaton 941-2800, ext. 207,


Saturday 1/16

Free beginner classes in yoga, belly dance, ballet and Pilates, 1-5:15 p.m., Bright Star World Dance studio, 108 High St., Portland.


Contradance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m., various fees,, 358-9354.

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Line Dancing, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced, Club 188, 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584,

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth,

Dining Out

Saturday 1/16

Roast Pork Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, Freeport. Mashed, assorted vegetables, homemade biscuits, $9 adults, children under 12, $4.50.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, with casseroles and homemade pies, $8 a person, $17 family max.


Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. $5-$11. Take out available.


Infant Massage Series, new dates, Freeport Community Library, with certified instructor, 10:30 a.m.  Note new dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16. For newborn to 9 months. Commitment to all classes and registration required, 865-3307.


Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of HopeGateWay, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, 899-2435,

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, open to people of all faiths, 772-6898,

Spiritual Meditation, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate! 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Mammograms and pap tests available at no cost for women 40-64, through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.

Yoga for Movement Disorders, 11 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Foden Road, South Portland, 347-3030.

Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, 653-3319.


Wednesday 1/20

Mornings with Friends, new program for senior socialization and entertainment, 10-11:30 a.m., third Wednesday of the month. Location alternates between Congregational Church of Cumberland at 282 Main St. and the United Methodist Church at 52 Tuttle Road, 829-3318 or

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Jan. 19, 26, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland. Networking, professional advice, open to the public with no registration required, 822-3300.


All-Recovery support meetings, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Pauline 617-259-6623.

Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, free, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County. If you are being hurt by someone you love or know someone who is, contact a trained advocate at: 1-800-537-6066 (24-hour hotline) or an outreach office: Brunswick 721-0199, Bridgton 647-8501, or Portland 874-8512.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia,, 775-2132.

Food and Body Balance Support Group, free, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 799-1331 ext. 136,

Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Avenue, Portland,

Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714,

Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or

HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. and Thursdays 5-7 p.m., Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave., Liz, 899-2733,

International Dyslexia Association, support for parents of dyslexics, noon, third Friday of every month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 508-810-1329.

Life Choice Grief Support Group, third Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 761-6967,

 Memory Café, 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, free, with on site childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness support meetings for people coping with another’s mental illness, second and fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and peer support groups, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sundays, 7 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.;

PFLAG Support Group, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesdays, Equality Maine, 550 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Portland, 831-3015,

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200,

“Together With Alzheimer’s,” drop-in support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St. Yarmouth,

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesdays, noon, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.


Essentials of College Planning for Adults, Jan. 19, 26, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, by appointment only to discuss college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues, admission issues and financial aid. 800-281-3703.

Gateways to Employment, 1-4 p.m., Jan. 19, 26, Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Topics include assessing abilities, discovering the unadvertised job market, job search strategies, 822-3311.

Thursday 1/14

“What happened – and didn’t happen – at climate talks in Paris,” noon, Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. Bring a lunch; drinks provided. Co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Maine, 780-4337,

“Google Analytics: Get the most from your traffic sources,” noon- 1 p.m., Lunch Bytes workshop, Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at, or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Let Them Play!” workshop for parents and caregivers of young children, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. For adults only; registration required, 871-1700, ext. 707 or

Friday 1/15

“The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine on Everest,” first in LL Bean Winter Lecture series, 7 p.m., camping dept. atrium, 95 Main St., Freeport. Space is limited; RSVP at

Saturday 1/16

“Creating the Traditional Maine Bean Supper,” 10 a.m.-noon, UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth. $40 fee, register at

Sunday 1/17

“Show & Tell: Winter Tales,” 3-5 p.m., hosted by North Yarmouth Historical Society at North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, 829-3186.

Tuesday 1/19

“Writing a Business Plan: Narrative portion,” 2-5 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Wednesday 1/20

“Postcards from the Edge of Cumberland,” 10-11:30 a.m., by Carolyn Small, Cumberland Historical Society, Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St. Free and open to the public.

“Lunch Bytes: Seven Ways to Boost Your Traffic with Local SEO,” noon-1 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday 1/21

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Open House, 4-7 p.m., CELT office, 330 Ocean House Road. Meet new executive director, chat with board members and enjoy refreshments.

“Pecha Kucha 20 x 20,” 7 p.m., presentation of 20 images shown for 20 seconds, hosted by Cumberland Historical Society at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. Free and open to the public, but donations accepted, 415‐4589.

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Triad Forum, 2-3 p.m., information about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/Maine Senior College Network, Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, 2 Jordan Way. Focused on seniors, but all welcome.

Friday 1/22

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, 9-11 a.m., Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Learn how to write a dynamic resume, 822-3311.

Saturday 1/23

Full Moon Winter Walk, 5-6:30 p.m., Pleasant Hill Preserve Temporary Trail, Pleasant Hill Road near Fogg Road. Hosted by Scarborough Land Trust. Snowshoes optional; bring a flashlight or headlamp if needed, or 289-1199.

Sunday 1/24

Hike It Baby Discovery Trek, 10 a.m., meet at the Stevens Avenue entrance to Baxter Woods, snowshoes and sleds encouraged. Sign up at

Monday 1/25

Mair Honan, founder of Grace Street Ministry, serving homeless and marginalized in Portland, 1 p.m., hosted by Freeport Women’s Club at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. Public and new members welcome, 847-0240 or

“Higher Education and the Common Good,” first in Spring 2016 Center for Global Humanities Lecture Series, 6 p.m. in Parker Pavilion, UNE’s Portland Campus, following public reception at the UNE Art Gallery at 5 p.m.

Wednesday 1/27

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation, 9:30-11 a.m., Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Provides those with disabilities services to overcome barriers to employment and help with job search and placement, 822-3311.

“Africa, The Very Complete History – A Million Years in a Hundred Minutes,” Camden Conference lecture, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


Stitch Hive, 6:30-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,



Bottle drive for new teen space at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Until Feb. 29, drop off at Children’s Room entrance; West Bath Redemption Center, 340 State Road; or Bath Redemption Center, 786 Middle St., specify for Patten Free Library.


Wednesday 1/13

Poetry Reading by Martin Espada and Lauren Schmidt, 7 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick. Co-sponsored by Stonecoast MFA Program, 729-5083,

Thursday 1/14

Teen Talk, 5-6 p.m., discussion of “Wintergirls,” by Laurie Halse Anderson. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Monday 1/18

A Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., with author Rohan Henry and songwriter Josephine Cameron, for ages 5 and older, Bowdoin College Thorne Hall in Daggett Lounge, Brunswick,, 725-3000, opt. 3. Free.

Thursday 1/21

Derek Volk, author of “Chasing the Rabbit: a Dad’s Life Raising His Son on the Spectrum,” 6:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727


The Writers’ Meetup, 6 p.m., first Tuesday, network over coffee and snacks. Free and open to all, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Young Critics, 5 p.m., third Tuesday, Topsham Public Library, for kids in fourth and fifth grade. Free, but registration required at 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Teen Talk book club, second Thursday, new members welcome, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Men’s Book Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., third Thursday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, new members welcome. FMI, 725-1727,

Great Books, 10 a.m. to noon, fourth Saturday, The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus purchased from Great Books Foundation. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Bulletin Board


Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick in former Naval base, guests welcome, 240-2894, Facebook at 2156.toastmastersclubs.

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell,

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers


American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307,

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice needs hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area; training provided. 777-7740,

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts. Contact 371-4125 or visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home. Contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay seeks volunteers interested in preserving the bay to assist with speaker series, assemble mailings, and more, 666-1118,

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Topsham, especially help with receiving, cleaning, displays, and customer service; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335,

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894,

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646.

Oasis Free Clinic seeks volunteer clerical and administrative help, one or two half-days per week. 721-9277, or

Parkview Adventist Medical Center needs gift shop volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings, Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m. 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Red Cross Blood Drives,, 1-800-RED CROSS.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney,

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622,

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810,

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384,

Dining Out

Saturday 1/16

Bean Supper, 4-6 p.m., Topsham Fair Exhibition Hall, Fairgrounds Road. Three kinds of beans, two kinds of brown bread, mac & cheese. Adults $7, children $3, under 10, free. Proceeds to benefit Topsham Trail Riders and the Topsham Fair Association, 353-3257.

Sunday 1/17

Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath. Menu includes eggs to order, meats, pancakes, home fries, biscuits & gravy, muffins. Suggested donation $7 for adults, $3 under 12. Every third Sunday.

Monday 1/18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Pasta Supper, 5-7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, benefits Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. Suggested donation $10 for adults, children under 10, free.


Thursday 1/14

Walk the labyrinth, noon-7 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Allows the mind to relax while breath and body settle,, 729-7331, or


American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham, 729-6779, 563-3299,

Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592,

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Diabetic foot clinic, first Thursday of the month, Jeanne Otis R.N., $30/visit, package deals available. Call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

Group meditation, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages and skill levels welcome, $10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Third Floor, Bath, 808-281-6451,

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 314, Brunswick, 443-3721.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, 6:10 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Thursdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

Weight Watchers, noon Mondays, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.



Adoption support group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption. Monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays  at Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome. FMI, call 400-6320.

Care support group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person. 373-6500 or 725-2181.

Caregiver support group, third Thursday of each month. 4-5 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 373-4656. Jan. 21: “The Value of Socialization & the Harm of Isolation by Ken Capron, CEO MemoryWorks.”

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick. FMI or sign-up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath 512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357.

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Baker, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891; 2 p.m., third Thursday, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road, Topsham, 797-7891.

MidCoast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid-Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.

Together With Alzheimer’s, support group for caregivers, 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, or 233-0709.

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers,, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

Veteran to Veteran support group with Operation Resilient Hope, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996,

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer, at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.


“iPad for Seniors,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 23, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Bring iPad with the latest operating system (iOS 9.2) installed. For 55 and older; attend one, some or all. Registration suggested, but not required, or 443-5141. Free. 

Parent/Child Workshop, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 22, 29 & Feb. 5, 12. For newborns to age 5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. Registration required. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Substitute Teacher Training, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8. Free, but registration required by calling Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, at 729-7323 or at

Thursday 1/14

“Civil War Letters of Hardan and Addison Bailey,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free.

“Distilled in Maine: A History of Libations, Temperance & Craft Spirits,” by Portland food writer and author Kate McCarty, 5-7 p.m. Pejepscot Historical Society History Happy Hour, Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, Brunswick, $5 charge benefits PHS.

Tuesday 1/19

“Kennebec Estuary Land Trust: Protecting the Land, Water and Wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary,” Bath Garden Club monthly meeting, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St. Program preceded by light lunch and brief meeting. Free and open to the public, 666-3078.

“Essentials of College Planning,” 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for adults 19 and older. Help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick. To register, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit

William Pierce, executive director of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, monthly meeting of Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 5:30 p.m., Joshua’s Tavern, 123 Maine St., Brunswick, 389-2429 or Public welcome.

Saturday 1/23

Preschool Fair, 10 a.m.-noon, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Local options with preschools in attendance, 725-1727,

Kids Drop In Activity, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Topsham Public Library, may include art projects, experiments, building activities, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Sunday 1/24

“Winter Gardening: Selecting Native Woody Plants for your Home,” hosted by Tom Settlemire Community Garden at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, corner Pleasant and Union streets, Brunswick, 2-3:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, or 798-5899.

Monday 1/25

Effective Interviewing Skills, 2-5 p.m., presented by Maine CareerCenter, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Register in person or call 725-5242, ext.510. Free.


Computer Boot Camp, by appointment daily 8:30-9:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick,, 621-5009.

Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900. Free.

New Ventures Maine: classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities, Southern Maine Community College, 12 Sewall St., Brunswick. FMI, 386-1664,

Smart investing@your library workshops, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; list at

Drop-In Tech Support, 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,